There are no quick fix treatments for prostate disorders. The specific prostate treatment that needs to be adopted depends upon individual symptoms and the specific type of prostate condition that the patient may suffer from. For example, prostatitis is a simple infection or inflammation of the prostate gland and can be easily cured with the aid of mild antibiotics or anti-inflammatory drugs and analgesics.
Benign prostate hyperplasia (BPH), a condition where the prostate is enlarged and interferes with the free flow of urine requires symptomatic treatment as it is an incurable condition.
Prostate medicine attempts to act on the prostate in two ways:
- It reduces the size of the prostate gland.
- It facilitates easy flow of urine.
One set of drugs blocks an enzyme works on the male hormone, testosterone, so that the growth of the organ can be checked. Regular treatment lasting up to a year is necessary to achieve the desired level of shrinkage of the prostate to its original size. The other set of drugs called the adrenergic drugs stimulate autonomic nerve action and help in free flow of urine by relaxing the prostate muscle and the bladder neck.
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